People around the globe spent almost five billion euros (€4.9bn, US$6.6bn) on Fairtrade certified products last year. Now our latest Annual Report, “For Producers, With Producers” reveals the foundations behind this strong sales growth.
“Fairtrade is a change agent. It promotes a new way of being; producers farm more responsibly, companies do business more responsibly and consumers purchase more responsibly,” says Raul del Águila, one of four producer representatives on the Board of Fairtrade International. “And it works because it’s about involving people throughout the whole system in deciding and making this change.”
Farmers and workers are reaping the benefits from this approach: the number of Fairtrade producer organizations grew by 10% last year to 991, representing over 1.2 million farmers and workers. Fairtrade Premium payments also grew to reach 65 million euros.
Download the full report to read more about our producers and their achievements in 2011-12...
Fairtrade International CEO announced
We are proud to welcome Harriet Lamb as the new Chief Executive of Fairtrade International.
Harriet brings an unrivalled track record in driving Fairtrade success after more than 10 years as Executive Director of the UK Fairtrade Foundation. She will take up the post later this month.
Read more here...
Bold New Steps in Workers’ Rights
Our bold new workers’ rights strategy aims to make workers active participants in the
decisions that impact their lives. The Board of Fairtrade International unanimously approved the new strategy earlier this year. Now we are working in close consultation with our producer networks to implement it. Read the strategy…
We’ve also developed a new brochure specifically for workers, informing them about their rights. It is now being translated into local languages and distributed to Fairtrade workers worldwide. Download the brochure…
Fairtrade Strong & Growing in the USA
US shoppers can now look out for our distinct green and blue logo when they shop!
A host of famous US stores and brands have teamed up with Fairtrade and are using the international FAIRTRADE Mark on their products for the first time.
Find out which US products now carry the global FAIRTRADE Mark…